Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Teaser Tuesday: The Faerie Queen by Kiki Hamilton

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Faerie Queen by Kiki Hamilton.

The Faerie Queen –
Fair Wind Books


Destiny is simply the intersection of hard work and opportunity – nothing more, nothing less. If you put your mind to something with the intent of pursuing the goal at all cost – you create your own destiny.
— Chapter 15

Wasn’t it you who said “better alive in Faerie than dead forever?” The boy won’t last much longer.
— Chapter 17



Onwards with conquering the Mount TBR! I have tackled a series of which I enjoyed the first book and then somehow didn’t get around to the sequels ... but now tackled is exactly the right description as I read all three back to back. Many series don’t hold up to such a reading marathon as they (often necessarily) need to be a bit repetitive to remind the reader of important background information an so on. In this series these repetitive elements are there if you know to look for them, but otherwise they are quite cleverly hidden in the text.
I love all things London, even the smoke-stained coal and poverty historical settings, at least to read about them ... possibly not so much in reality. And even if the setting more and more shifts from the city in the progression of the series, the overall feeling of the place still remains in the nature and behaviour of the characters. This series is for you if you like duckling to swan stories with some historical touches and don’t mind folktale faerie (not cute-sy Tinkerbell) magic backgrounds.

Do you have any finished series slumbering in your reading pile? Share them along with your teasers (and maybe tell me how you plan on reading them – all at once or in-between other books?).

8 comments:

Stephanie Witter said...

It's been a while since I've last read a book with fearies but these two teasers make me want to pick up this one.
It's difficult to read a series back to back. I often find myself reading another book in between books in the same series because I'm afraid to be bored. I have so many series on my reading pile...

Here is my Teaser Tuesday: http://stephanie-witter.blogspot.fr/2015/03/teaser-tuesday-six-years-by-stephanie.html

Beth F said...

Sounds good -- I like stories about the Fey

Marsha Spohn said...

I have the Faerie Queen but have not started it yet. Congrats on dwindling down the TBR pile - that's my goal for March.

My TT this week

Christine Verstraete said...

I love London settings too. Sounds like a good read!

sherry fundin said...

That is so true about series. Nice to know this one held up.
sherry @ fundinmental My TT

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

Ooh, I haven't read a faerie book in a long time, and this sounds really good! I've been reading a lot of stand alone books lately - with one exception, and I don't think book 2 is out yet! Have a great Tuesday! Cheers!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds really good, nice teaser!

Laura Thomas said...

I like how you mention "cleverly hidden". I do love a series and I've just completed a couple that were like that. You could almost read them as stand alones too.

My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/03/03/teaser-tuesdays-104-demon-energy/

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